CV3-an Meteorite Classification

Class Description

A “CV3-an” meteorite is a type of carbonaceous chondrite from the CV group that is anomalous and of petrologic type 3. Carbonaceous chondrites are a major type of meteorite with specific chemical characteristics, and CV chondrites are known for their large chondrules and refractory inclusions. CV3-an meteorites have properties that make them distinctive within this group, and they are characterized by abundant chondrules, low degrees of aqueous alteration, and unequilibrated mineral assemblages, including some chondrules with primary igneous glass.

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